Our Daily Elvis for June 27, 2018

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Daily Elvis: June 27

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi


Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977


Gene Autry recorded “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” The record sold 2.5 million copies the first year and eventually sold a total of 9 million.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 27, 1954

Sam Phillips paired Elvis Presley with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black from The Starlight Wranglers Country Act.

Guitarist Scotty Moore invites Elvis to his apartment to work on some tunes. Elvis showed up in a hot pink suit – and the meeting did not impress Scotty’s wife or Bill Black. Moore tells Sam Phillips that Elvis has potential.

Scotty Moore The Guitarist Who Changed The World

June 27, 1955

Elvis performed at the Airmen’s Club, Keesler Air Force Base, outside Biloxi. A local girl, June Juanico attended the show. Elvis picked June out of the crowd and spent the rest of the evening with her.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 27, 1956

Elvis arrives at the Bell Auditorium with Cousin Smith – Personal Valet.

Elvis performed at the Bell Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia with opening acts: Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, George & Betty Johnstone, Doris & Lou Storm  and The Jordanaires

Elvis Defends Low-Down Style,” Charlotte Observer, June 271956

Elvis Presley, Reluctant Rebel: His Life and Our Times

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley – Google Books Result

Elvis Presley at 21: ‘I get lonesome sometimes’ – Telegraph


The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

June 27, 1958

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for Advanced Tank Training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

June 27, 1959

In order to be able to stay in Paris as long as possible, Elvis hired a limousine to get him back to the barracks.

Military Service in Germany / Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 27, 1960

After twelve previous Top 40 records, “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” becomes Connie Francis‘ first US number one hit. In the UK, it reached #5. She would later reveal that she recorded the song in just two takes.

Colonel Parker backs Elvis up on his dissatisfaction with “It’s Now Or Never,” demanding that it be remixed by RCA yet again.

G.I. Blues

June 27, 1962

Priscilla  visits from Germany for 2 weeks (June 17 – 28 ).


Girl Happy

June 27, 1965

In a rare setback, The Beatles perform two shows in Rome which were both sparsely attended. An Italian newspaper commented that they were “no more than four ugly faces, four heads of long hair, four sublime idiots, four barefoot bums.”

“Tickle Me” opened in London.

Frankie and Johnny post-production

June 27, 1966

The Mothers of Invention released their debut studio album Freak Out! on Verve Records. Often cited as one of rock music’s first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa’s perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles. It was also one of the earliest double albums in rock music.

Elvis reported to MGM for a music meeting and wardrobe fittings for Double Trouble, which was for the time being called You’re Killing Me.

Double Trouble : MGM 1967 | Elvis’ Movies

June 27, 1967


June 27, 1968

The 1968 Christmas TV special:  Elvis (NBC TV Special) – Wikipedia

At 9.00 a.m. Elvis rehearsed the gospel medley with The Blossoms and other dance performers.

Then, at Burbank California NBC Color City Studio 4 (6 & 8 PM) Elvis performed in front of invited audiences for two “sit down” concerts – the forerunner of the much later MTV Unplugged format.

see Highlights at the end of the post for more.

June 27, 1969

Signing autographs at Graceland sometime between June 22nd and July 4th 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade


The Jackson Five started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Love You Save’, the group’s third No.1 of the year, it made No.7 in the UK.

Elvis Presley’s single “The Wonder Of You” hit #9 in the U.S. In the United States, both songs charted at #9 together in the spring of 1970 also reached number 37 on the US Country Singles chart, and number one on the easy listening chart. “The Wonder of You” was one of his most successful records in the UK ever, topping the UK Singles Chart for six weeks in the summer of that year. It also stayed at number one in the Irish Charts for three weeks that same year. This was the 59th Top 40 hit of his career.

Under the alias of John Carpenter, Elvis flew home to Memphis from Dallas.

June 27, 1973

Elvis performed at the Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Elvis in concert in Cincinnati , june 27 1973.

June 27, 1974

Elvis performed at the Indiana University Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana.

June 27, 1976

Elvis performed at the Capital Center Arena, Landover, Maryland at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m. where he was visited backstage by Elton John.


June 27, 1977

Elvis at Graceland, Memphis Tennessee

The Wake and Aftermath


Led Zeppelin appeared at Messehalle, Nuremberg, Germany during their last ever tour. After the group had played just three songs, drummer John Bonhamcollapsed on stage, causing the remainder of the show to be cancelled.


Michael Jackson had his first solo UK No.1 with ‘One Day In Your Life’ a song recorded by Jackson for his 1975 album, Forever, Michael.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” hit #1, while her album Whitney became the first album by a female singer to debut on Billboard’s chart at #1. she also became the first woman to top the singles chart with four consecutive releases when ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ hit No.1.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


The Who perform the Rock opera “Tommy” in its entirety for the first time in seventeen years at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The show raised money for a children’s charity as well as the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

Tom Jones is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.


Michael Jackson played the first night on his Dangerous World tour at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany.  At the end of the show, Jackson wore a helmet and a fake rocket pack on his back and appeared to fly off stage.The tour consisted of 69 concerts to approximately 3.9 million fans across three continents. All profits made from the tour were donated to various charities including the Heal the World Foundation, Jackson’s main reason for conducting the tour.


One day before the scheduled first show of The Who’s 2002 US tour, bass player John Entwistle, died aged 57 in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Entwistle had gone to bed that night with a stripper, who woke at 10am to find Entwistle cold and unresponsive. The Las Vegas medical examiner determined that death was due to a heart attack induced by an undetermined amount of cocaine.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Michael Jackson announced that he was moving to Europe to re-ignite a musical career stalled by his sex abuse trial.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Despite protests from local residents, a larger-than-life statue of Chuck Berry was approved by University City Council. The initial objections stemmed from the singer’s time behind bars for his 1962 conviction for illegally transporting a teenager across state lines.


The chief medical officer of Russia said that The Beatles were to blame for the country’s drug problem. Yevgeny Bryun, the nation’s medical chief, said that the country’s youth first got introduced to the idea of drug-taking when The Beatles traveled to India to “expand their minds”. Bryun added that it was after this news entered public consciousness that people in Russia realised you could make money from the sale of drugs. When business then realised it was possible to make money from this, goods associated with pleasure, that was when the growth in the demand for drugs started.”
Bobby Womack, Soul singer and studio musician, died at the age of 70. He topped the Billboard R&B chart in 1974 with “Lookin’ For A Love”, placed it and three other tunes on the Pop chart Top 40 and played guitar on several of Aretha Franklin’s albums and also played on Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds.


Col Tom Parker Bio-Pic Announced Spencer Proffer, Steve Binder, and Joe Berlinger are developing a feature film about Elvis Presley’s manger Colonel Tom Parker. Production is slated for early 2018. The screenplay will be based on Alanna Nash’s book, “The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley,” published by Simon & Schuster and one of four Presley books she authored.

In Elvis Fandom news

Elvis Presley Congressional Interview

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In this Congressional interview, KASU’s News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Elvis Presley, Libertarian candidate in the First …

Daily Highlight for 2018

June 27, 1968

The 1968 Christmas TV special:  Elvis (NBC TV Special) – Wikipedia

At 9.00 a.m. Elvis rehearsed the gospel medley with The Blossoms and other dance performers.

NBC Studio 4 – Burbank, California
Calliope Carnival / Big Boss Man (“Amusement Pier” part 1 – playback) ////////-10
It Hurts Me (“Amusement Pier” part 2 – vocal overdub) ////////-10
It Hurts Me (“Amusement Pier” part 2 pickups – playback) ////////-06
? (“Amusement Pier” part 3 – playback) ////////-08
It Hurts Me (“Amusement Pier” part 4 – playback) ////////-03
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Where Could I Go But To The Lord
///// Up Above My Head – intro (“Gospel” part 1 – playback) ////////-06
Up Above My Head / I Found That Light / Saved (intro) (“Gospel” part 2 – playback) ////////-06
I Found That Light / Saved (part 1) (“Gospel” part 2 pickups – playback) ////////-04
Preach For The Sky / Saved (part 2) (“Gospel” part 3 pickups – playback) ////////-05
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” part 1 – playback) ////////-06
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” part 3 – playback) ////////-07
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” inserts “grapes” – playback) ////////-02
Let Yourself Go (Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” inserts “palms Together” – playback) ////////-01
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” inserts “leaning” – playback) ////////-01
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” inserts “kissing” – playback) ////////-01
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” part 2 “chairs” – playback) ////////-03
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” part 2 “dancing” – playback) ////////-04
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” part 2 “lounging” – playback) ////////-01

Then, at Burbank California NBC Color City Studio 4 (6 & 8 PM) Elvis performed in front of invited audiences for two “sit down” concerts – the forerunner of the much later MTV Unplugged format.

On stage were Elvis with his 1960 J200, and entourage members Charlie Hodge with his Gibson L4 and Alan Fortas with a classical guitar prop used in the special and/or a case both of which he basically just kept on his lap. DJ played percussion on an empty guitar case and Scotty Moore was the only one onstage with an electric guitar, his 1963 Super 400.

Elvis infamously took Scotty Moore’s guitar and stood up, pouting over no strap, which Charlie Hodge sang the line “no strap today” and Elvis carried on.

Lance LeGault, Elvis, Charlie Hodge, Scotty, Alan Fortas and DJ on stage in Studio 4 – June 27, 1968

Singer Presents…ELVIS – Wikipedia

Elvis Presley tapes his famous TV “comeback special” – Jun 27, 1968

Sessions: June 27, 1968

Original Ticket from Elvis Presley’s NBC “’68 Comeback Special,”

NBC plans Elvis Presley all-star tribute to celebrate his 1968 TV special

Reference Sites:






http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



Elvis History Blog


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